Yay! I'm Pregnant!
Submitted by Alisa
I'm pregnant. I literally just peed on a stick two days ago, and it's still sinking in. So I'm barely pregnant, but pregnant nonetheless.
I called my OB this morning and proudly announced I was pregnant, as if they haven't heard that one before. I don't know what I expected. I mean, it's not like they're going to squeal with delight that another one of the hundreds of women that they treat is pregnant. Still, a small squeal would be nice.
Instead, the receptionist sighed and told me that they would schedule my first appointment four weeks from today when I'm eight weeks
along. What the heck? Won't I be having contractions by then? What's all this talk about good prenatal care when the doctor doesn't want to see me until I'm two months pregnant?
I'm new to this whole pregnancy thing. My body aches in weird places. I feel nauseated
and bloated. Perhaps the hormones are contributing to my emotional
freak out right now, but I don't want to wait four weeks. I want to go to the doctor today. I want him to check me out, to do an ultrasound
, to tell me everything is going to be OK. I want to hit him with questions about morning sickness
cures and exercising and vitamins
. I need my doctor in a whole new way—and for some strange reason, he thinks that I can wait. But I can't!